“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
Originally posted on Laura Bennet:
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing John Mark Miller, a musician and writer who leads worship at First Baptist Church of Sunset, Texas. John Mark inspires and encourages other Christian artists with his blog and has recently been showcasing various artists. I was blessed to be on his list.…
A lifetime of dreams – burned to ash. The Union soldiers had left nothing but unforgiving flames in their wake. How cruel to be named Charlotte, meaning “tiny and feminine.” I certainly felt tiny as I watched our beautiful house burn, as my younger brother and I picked up the pieces…alone. “Look!” Ashton […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Rose”"
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26Read more "Wordless Wednesday – My Stunning Valentine"
I met my younger self today… Oh, I had forgotten what glorious ambitions I had entertained in the freshness of my youth! How I laughed into the wind as I chased my sister through the lush gardens of our estate, enamored with wild dreams. One day, I would make my family proud. One day, I […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Withered Youth”"
Guang’s head smacked against the concrete floor. His face was bruised and bleeding, and his bones cracked as the prison guards kicked him viciously. “Tell us a story now, Pastor!” One guard spat, as if ridding his tongue of a sour taste. As his vision blurred, Guang noticed a light switch on the […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Unstoppable Light”"
Originally posted on Everyday Musings…:
? In the world of fine arts, an almost unforgivable faux pas is to upstage one of the leading actors. To practice upstaging is to divert attention to oneself, stealing the spotlight from the one who was meant to be the center of attention in a given dramatic moment. During…
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10Read more "Wordless Wednesday – Daddy’s Big Helper"
I was excited to see that my flash fiction entry, “A Carol for Thanksgiving,” won 1st Place this week! The judges comments are below!Read more "Christian Flash Weekly Event # 35"